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  1. Hi. Great idea. I'll be there weather permitting and pass on to a couple of others in the area. David
  2. First step would be to download the iva manual from the Gov website. Have a read but don't let it frighten you. From reading lots of people's experiences the main things to be aware of are seatbelts fixings and sharp edges. Take photos of everything you do or if you have it done elsewhere make sure they take photos. One thing, the car doesn't have to have a windscreen to pass the iva and it saves a lot of hassle as there are a few hoops to jump through if you have one. Demisting for a start. Fit one afterwards. Most importantly, have fun with it. Make it your own.
  3. I have read a lot about recent accuspark distributors chewing up the aux shaft and ruining engines. I think it has only started happening in the last few years. Mine is 6 years old and fine. If you look at kit car Facebook groups there are a lot of very unhappy people so I would be careful.
  4. I believe the standard tank is about 25 litres. I have a 1.6 and do about 30mpg if I'm not overdoing it. I think most people think about filling up after about 100 miles. I get very nervous at 120 miles and usually fit in about 22 litres.
  5. Many people recommend Bestek near Crawley. I think if you tell him want you need he will sort it. I think he will also do a swap for a good price for your original one but don't quote me on that!
  6. Hi. I've just asked him and he thinks he is enjoying too much in this weather now and has decided to hang onto it. Can't blame him. I'll remove this post soon.
  7. dandan62

    1.6 Pinto and IVA

    Hi. I also have a 1.6 pinto. I'm not 100%sure about the iva but I believe due to the age on the engine it will be smoke test only. Someone may correct me though. I haven't got the Iva manual. E10 will only effect fuel system parts like fuel lines and rubber gaskets in the carb. Hopefully you are fitting e10 compliant fuel lines. Remember super unleaded is still e5 so you can use that to be safe and it gives a bit more performance. I use lead substitutes in my unleaded fuel. The engine has done many thousands of miles and shows no sign of regression to the valve seats. I'll get them done if a problem appears. Also I don't do many high speed long distance stuff which causes most issues if they aren't hardened. Have you checked it hasn't got the unleaded stamps by no4 exhaust port? (M,MM,N OR NN) I think some of the late ones were converted according to the Haynes manual. Good luck.
  8. Many thanks. Will pass that on.
  9. Hi. A friend of mine is reluctantly putting his Superspec up for sale. I've seen and heard it and all appears to be good to me but will obviously need closer inspection. Mot till June. He is firm on price though and is happy not to sell if the price isn't reached. I think it's pretty standard. It has the Rover 2 litre fuel injected engine. I will get more info if its needed for anyone interested. Based near Chichester, West Sussex £7500
  10. Sorted! You spurred me on to take the switch apart. I was afraid of springs flying everywhere and making things worse. It was a right state in there. Gave it a good clean and all is well. Many thanks!
  11. Mot next week so I thought I'd check it over. My hazards are only working on near side. The indicators all work fine when used normally. With hazards only left ones work, but if I indicated right all hazards work fine. Have cleaned all contacts at the indicator stalk connector. Tried new relay. Checked earth's. I'm a bit stumped. They have been fine before. I'm thinking it may be the switch? Any ideas? Tia
  12. Hi. Welcome to our world. It's quite tricky to advise too much on the issues. Every car will have been built differently so diagnosis of the guages is difficult. To lose all of them implies a fuse. Then you have to find out why it blew. Are they all separate or an all in one display of some sort? Indicators as well is slightly strange as they shouldn't be connected. Possibly an earth issue. Oil leaks are not uncommon on old pintos but should be sorted anyway. Usual culprits are rocker cover gasket or sump gasket ,crank seals. Can you see the rough area where it is coming from? I can't be much more help. I'm sure someone will be along with more help maybe. Good luck.
  13. dandan62

    2b plus?

    Excellent info. Thanks.
  14. dandan62

    2b plus?

    Many thanks. Just trying to find a 2b for a guy who is keen to join our world.
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    2b plus?

    Hi. Could someone tell me the difference between a 2b and a 2b plus please. Many thanks.
  16. Hi Richy. I've just sent you a PDF of a manual. Hope it helps. David
  17. Thanks for that. My wife will be navigating now which is great because it's a complicated route. Definitely not just head south.
  18. You should have a bar that folds back and is held in place by straps. This is the usual method
  19. I've just had the start list. Some fantastic cars in the lineup. I have a couple of 2bs just behind me. Should be fun.
  20. Hi. Welcome to the club. I have attached a copy of the full build manual. It may give you some clues. Good luck. David 463815611_fullbuildmanual.pdf
  21. Luckily the old switch came out easily otherwise I would have been cutting a whole in the tunnel. It had fallen apart. New switch in and working.
  22. This has been given the go ahead. Anybody else signed up?
  23. Thanks all. Looking at pictures of replacement switches it's clear the middle has dropped out of mine so I've ordered a new one. Hopefully problem solved then.
  24. Hi. I noticed that the reverse light plug has come unplugged and was hanging down under the car. I can only just get at the socket from beside the gear lever. Does this plug just push in? I did the best at full finger stretch but lights aren't working. Does the plug have to go in a certain way? Thanks in advance.
  25. http://www.s262612653.websitehome.co.uk/DVAndrews/tiebar.htm Here is the link to the tie bar section with some drawings. Also a couple of photos of my efforts.
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